FacultyFocus 1 | 2020


Dear colleagues

First of all, it is with great regret that we have decided that, due to concerns over COVID-19, FACE AHEAD 2020 cannot take place on the dates planned and the event will be postponed to March 25–27, 2021.


A lot of exciting things are happening in AO CMF right now. In this issue of FacultyFocus, we’re delighted to share some news about what’s happening on the education front in 2020: the brand-new Lighthouse wet lab courses have been successfully launched; and we’re looking forward to rolling out the new concept for the Davos Courses 2020 in less than 12 months.


We also want to tell you about the new ways in which AO CMF is facing the changing communications landscape in the form of a media training designed especially for surgeons.


Additionally, following the massive success of the AO CMF On Air concept, we offer you an inside look into the very first ever offshore production, where we took our winning concept to Bangalore, India in November 2019.


Finally, we thank you, our faculty members, for your participation in the recent AO Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (ODII) survey. The ODII working group appreciates the time and energy you have invested in completing the survey for the AO and ensures that members’ collective feedback will shape the AO’s future.




With best wishes,


Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto

Chair, AO CMF International Board

FacultyFocus 1 | 2020